As children move into their teenage years it is important that we start thinking about and planning for their Adult lives. This is known as Preparing for Adulthood.
In Portsmouth City we start to think about what a child might need to support them as an adult, early on. If your child has an EHCP you might find that you start to talk about adulthood from the year 6 Annual Review.
In Portsmouth City we want every young person with SEND to have equal life chances as they move into Adulthood.
This section of the Local Offer provides information and services to help prepare a young person for Adulthood and know where you can find support to plan for this.
It is important that people are able to use the Local Offer website to plan ahead and to support young people with SEND to have more choice and control over their lives.
We have worked with Young people in Portsmouth to develop this section. Simply choose one of the links below to get started.
This should include paid employment and higher education, supported internships, housing options and independent living, good health, friends, relationships, community inclusion and choice and control over their lives and support.